Smart Farming Spring Seminar 2021

The Smart Farming programme is a voluntary resource efficiency programme which focuses on eight key areas that offer the greatest savings to farmers and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions at farm level.

The programme aims to save participants €5,000 through introducing resource efficiency measures on their farm, and reduce GHG emissions by 5-7%.

The 2021 Smart Farming Spring Seminar was held online via Microsoft Teams and the theme of the event is “Restore & Enhance Farmland”.

The MC for the seminar was Paul O’Brien, Smart Farming Leader and Chair of the IFA National Environment and Rural Affairs committee


11.00 – 11.10 Tim Cullinan – IFA President Opening Statement  
11.10 – 11.25Tom O’ Dwyer – Head of Teagasc Signpost ProgrammeThe Signpost Programme: Farming for Climate Action
11.25 – 11.40 Andrew Bergin – Farming for Nature AmbassadorLand Restoration through No-Till Cereals
11.40 – 11.45 Coffee/Tea Break
11.45 – 12.00Clare Hill – Director of Regenerative Agriculture, FAI Farms (UK)Regenerative Farming
12.00 – 12.20Q & A Session
12.20 – 12.30Mary Frances Rochford – Programme Manager, EPAClosing Remarks

Videos and Presentations

Tom O’ DwyerHead of Teagasc Signpost Programme

The Signpost Programme: Farming for Climate Action

Andrew BerginFarming for Nature Ambassador

Land Restoration through No-Till Cereals

Clare HillDirector of Regenerative Agriculture, FAI Farms (UK)

Regenerative Farming